Marine Corps Fires Sergeant Gary Stein For Anti-Obama Facebook Page

| by Michael Allen

The Marines will discharge Sergeant Gary Stein, a nine-year veteran, for creating a Facebook page called 'Armed Forces Tea Party,' which hosted anti-Obama images like one showing the president’s face superimposed onto a jackass, reports the AP on their Twitter page.

Sergeant Stein tried to fight the discharge on First Amendment grounds and said: “It hurts me to know that I could be punished for the one of the constitutional rights I have give the last 9 years of my life to protect.”

Sergeant Stein will receive an “other-than-honorable discharge,” which means he is now ineligible to receive benefits.